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Man of Steel (2013)

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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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$225,000,000 (estimated)

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£11,191,595 (UK) (16 June 2013)

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$291,045,518 (USA)
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Trivia

The World Engine ship bears tentacles, and holds three dots in a triangular pattern. This is an homage to the Kryptonian A.I. Brainiac, who carries these characteristics. See more »

Goofs

In the bar scene, Superman is unmovable, when the trucker tries to push him, Superman simply does not budge. Yet in the boat scene (towards the beginning of the film). A crew member of the ship is able to push Superman out of the way of the falling crate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jor-El: Will you not understand? Krypton's core is collapsing! We may only have a matter of weeks! I warned you, harvesting the core was suicide! It has accelerated the process of implosion!
Lor-Em: Our energy reserves were exhausted. What would you have us do, El?
Jor-El: Look to the stars, like our ancestors did! There are habitable worlds within reach. We can begin by using the old outposts.
Ro-Zar: Are you seriously suggesting that we evacuate the entire planet?
Jor-El: No, everybody here is already dead. Give me ...
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Crazy Credits

The film title and the Superman shield briefly appear in the closing credits (in parallel to all the other Superman films where they appear in the opening credits). See more »

Connections

Version of It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) See more »

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Flight
Written by Junkie XL & Atli Örvarsson & Nick Glennie-Smith
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Man Of Steel Is Enough For Any Man (or Woman)
12 June 2013 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

(My first review on IMDb EVER. I don't know why I feel so strongly about defending this movie.)

As a summer tentpole, Man of Steel delivers. It's sprawling, feels epic, and is loaded with enough booms and bangs to keep the popcorn going. But don't let that distract you from the story: the origin is properly managed, and although it does look back to Donner's take on Superman II, it's been given a fresh spin.

Let's face it, he's called SUPERman. They've made him out to be a god on earth, and the action is adequately OTT to address it. This isn't a movie that's meant to be taken seriously; if you can believe a man can fly, you should be able to appreciate the outrageous action.

This is clearly not The Dark Knight, but you'll at least leave the cinema with a hint of a smile on your face, and feeling that the money spent was actually worth it.

High spot: Seeing Russel Crowe as Jor-el. What a fella. Low spot: The last 20 minutes fell a bit flat - but they weren't dull. Feels like: Big, loaded with thrills and spills.


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